Holiday Season Bargain Hunting Begins
Brace yourselves as we usher in the biggest shopping season of the year! With the year-end festivities just around the corner, shopping opportunities abound as retailers roll out exciting promotions and massive discounts. Mark these significant online shopping events on your calendar to hunt for the best bargains.
Initiated by China’s Nanjing university students back in 1993, November 11 began as a day to celebrate singlehood. Since it first launch in 2009, Alibaba’s Jack Ma has transformed this unofficial holiday popular among Chinese young people into a mega national consumption festival that has since gone global. Single’s Day sees massive participation from retailers across China running crazy promotions, eager to snag a share of the lucrative consumer pie. Make sure you plan ahead to secure the best deals and freebies.
Black Friday is the most exciting time to shop in the United States (US) and the best time to stock up on Christmas holiday gifts. Falling on the Friday after Thanksgiving, it is the unofficial start to the festive season. Expect offers and promotions from most US retailers—check in with your favourite retailer to see what’s going on sale! Black Friday falls on 23 November this year.
There is always the (Cyber) Monday after if you missed out on the Black Friday deals. The shopping opportunities are endless as more US retailers hop on the festive bandwagon each year. Shoppers will find sales on almost everything on Cyber Monday with one-day discounts extending into the week. In 2017, the USA achieved its biggest day in the history of online shopping with recorded sales of $3.45 billion in a single day. Cyber Monday falls on 26 November this year.
Boxing Day Sales:
Boxing Day is the day after Christmas. Make this a day to reward yourself for surviving the hectic holiday celebrations by going on an exciting online shopping spree. Retailers could run one-day sales or offer discounts starting from Christmas Eve all the way to the New Year.
New Year’s Day Sale:
New Year’s Day Sale marks the end of the festive shopping season and is your last chance to take advantage of major discounts offered by retailers. This is the time where prices are dropped to clear out unsold seasonal inventory during the Christmas period. Common items that go on sale include winter apparel, exercise gear and electronics.